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Re: Sinosauropteryx Structures




On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Gary Riegler wrote:

> 
> Anyone out there who has read the paper on Sinosauropteyx,does it explain
> possibly what the filament-like structures  extending away from the belly
> and neck of the specimen shown in Audobon are? They resemble the 
> "protofeathers" along the back, but are longer and seem to curve cranially.
> Thanks. 


Our library finally got the issue today. There is no mention of these
filament like structures you describe above. I haven't seen the Audobon
photo so I'm not sure what the structures you refer to are. Perhaps you
were looking at the gastralia (belly ribs)?

cheers 

Adam Yates